Sunday, February 22, 2015

Walking by Faith... From Utah to West Virginia


We walk by faith, not by sight.

Nine years ago the Lord led me to ministry in Provo, Utah.  This period of my life has been abundantly blessed with meaningful work, deep relationships, spiritual growth...  How do I even begin to summarize my feelings as I look back on the past decade?  I love this place.  I love these people.  And I have acute gratitude for those whose prayers and gifts made it possible for me to serve here.

I certainly did not expect change; however, the Lord is now leading me to pursue a different aspect of ministry.  In short, I will resign from Biblical Ministries Worldwide at the end of March in order to join Appalachian Bible Fellowship in West Virginia.  If you're interested in the reasons and details, please read this letter I sent to my supporters.

I covet your prayers during this challenging transition.  Pray for my Utah teammates who will continue to labor here.  Pray that I make this move with grace and faith.  It is, quite simply, the hardest thing I've ever done.

Lord willing, I will depart on March 13, spend a couple weeks with family and supporters in the Midwest, and arrive in West Virginia around the first of April.

Let me know if you'd like to be one of the first to get a new prayer card (once it is actually made).  For that or any other level of partnership, you can communicate with me directly (karisa.clark [at] abc.edu) or print out a reply slip and send to:
Appalachian Bible Fellowship
161 College Dr.
Mt. Hope, WV  25880
Or, set up recurring gifts here.

2 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I'm happy for you! <3 I know that's a HUGE switch, but I'm glad you're following God's direction and trusting Him to lead your steps. Blessings in your new adventure!

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  2. Thank you, my friend. You know a thing or two about making big life changes! God is good to give strength for everything he calls us to.

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